More Than Rhyme: Poetry Fundamentals

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One of the many challenges in creating a poetry unit is selecting illustrative poems and designing activities to accompany each lesson. Here's a carefully crafted resource that can be used as a poetry unit or the individual lessons can be incorporated into other units of study. Activities, assessments, and links to great sites are included. A must for your curriculum library. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Add to poems in the unit by asking class members to bring in song lyrics or favorite poems that are other examples of the concept being studied
Pros

  • Can be presented as a poetry unit or individual lessons and activities could be integrated into other units of study
  • Packet includes videos designed for students as well as those designed as professional development for teachers
  • Each lesson identifies Common Core standards addressed
  • Includes links to templates, student publishing sites, contests, and poetry analysis worksheets
Cons

  • Consider redesigning the rubric for the final project to make expectations more explicit